Sometimes the measure of a man can be made by the questions he asks before he leaves. Jim Rohn was a master wordsmith, but I never got the pleasure of hearing him speak in person. but I remember the questions he would ask.
As leaders we should learn to help people with their lives, not just their jobs. We can touch people with a book, a blog, a poem or a good word for the day. We should say something positive because we live in a very negative world today. Say something meaningful and don’t add to the confusion. Help people with their goals and their dreams, not just the demands of the day. Help your kids to build their lives, not just their homework.
WHY? Why should we try? Why get up that early, why work that hard, why read that many books, why make that many friends, why reach out to help others at all. Maybe the answer is why not? What else are you going to do with your life? Why not see how far you can go and what you can become. You got to stay here, until you go. And when you leave what will they say? Life is not just how much you made, but what did you do with your time you had and who did you help.
WHY NOT YOU? Some people have done the most remarkable things with a limited start. Some people get to see it all. Why not you? Why not watch the sun rise in the mountains of Colorado or the Andes in Chile? Why not you seeing the sights of Spain or having lunch at a sidewalk cafe in Paris? Why not you, looking at the Mona Lisa smile, or listening to the orchestra at the Opera House of Australia?
I have been fortunate, in that I ventured out to see the world, when I was in the service (Air Force & Army). I have seen the sands of the Sahara Desert and visited ancient ruins of Tunis in Tunisia of North Africa. When I got to Europe, I rode on the cable car to the top of the highest mountain in Germany: The Zugspitze.
WHY NOT NOW? Why postpone your better future any longer? There are ways to see the world, but you must expand your world first. Expand your mind and you never know what you might find. Most people can’t travel the world because they have a job. But if you start the right business you can travel like the top one to two percent. Personal development is the best way to go. Ask for Gods help and he will make a way but be prepared to do your part. He provides the seed, the sun and the soil. We must plant and tender the garden of our soul. Don’t do what is easy, do what will bring you the best results by developing your integrity, your character, and your effort.
I would still love to see Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Or watch the annual animal migration on the Serengeti Plain.